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MScDrug Discovery

University of Surrey United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
Tuition fee £17,585.00 per year
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This programme equips chemists with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in drug discovery research in industry or academia.

Modules cover the entire drug discovery, design and development process and include biomolecules as drug targets, target validation, lead finding from synthetic and natural sources, and lead optimisation through medicinal chemistry. Pharmacology and toxicology are included to give an in-depth understanding of the requirements of drug-like molecules. An entire module is devoted to in silico (computational) methods for protein modelling, ligand docking, drug design, and bio- and chemoinformatics.

All of this medicinal chemistry training is backed up by the provision of a working knowledge of advanced organic chemistry, spectroscopy and analytical chemistry. It will also be applied in an extensive practical project at the forefront of drug discovery and design research. Professional development is covered over the whole programme, specifically in the Management, Communication and IT Skills module, and is one of the contributing factors to making Surrey number one in the UK for graduate employment.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Feb 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.